Hometown Hero honorees doing it ‘for the kids’

Larry Underwood, left of Fulton is congratulated by David Crane as Hometown Hero at Crane’s Country Store on Saturday.

Larry Underwood, left of Fulton is congratulated by David Crane as Hometown Hero at Crane’s Country Store on Saturday.

— James Pennell doesn’t need to be reminded that he was hit by a car two years ago. Four surgeries in 24 months does enough to jog his memory of that.

But on Saturday, the Kingdom City resident got a well-deserved — and less painful — reminder of that day in July 2009 when a car struck him after he pulled a 2-year-old boy out of harms way. Pennell was one of four Mid-Missouri residents honored as a Case Knife Hometown Hero at Crane’s Country Store in Williamsburg on Saturday.

Twelve names were submitted with each of the four recipients receiving a Crane’s Store Knife as a gift. A similar knife was also the cause for a raffle going on during the event that raised $1900 for SERVE.

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